Walk on the Wild Side for Women’s Health Week
Wild women do!
omen's Health Week, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide campaign of events and online activities centred on improving women's health. From 6 to 10 September women, communities and workplaces will come together for hosted events, both live and virtual, to share health information and encouraging women to actively manage their own physical and emotional health and wellbeing to put good health first.
The wonderful Wild Women Community is joining in on the fun with two free events to celebrate Women’s Health and support the amazing work of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Week.
Wild Women on Top Founder and CEO, Di Westaway OAM is a thought leader in women’s health and wellness and a champion for creating a fun, immersive, lifetime fitness experiences for women. Twenty years ago, a fatigued, fed up and seriously unfit Westaway joined an acquaintance on a hiking expedition up Mt Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.
As a former athlete, Westaway figured it wouldn’t be too hard. She figured wrong, as they didn’t reach the top. She did how reach the realisation that fitness could take her places. So, Westaway skilled up, starting Trek Training for women, championing women in the wild, and founding the Coastrek program, Australia’s premier charity hiking challenge for women.
Join the Women’s Health Week celebrations
With a mission to connect, coach and champion women in the outdoors through community hiking adventures, Wild Women on Top have organised a Virtual Sunrise walk on Monday 6 September to kick off Women’s Health Week – which can be done solo, as a duo or as a group as per location allowances. There’s also a virtual evening of inspiration and empowerment on Friday 10 September with a Wild Women on Top expert panel discussion followed by a screening of the 2021 Women’s Adventure Film Tour. Featuring inspirational women sharing their experiences on the path to health and wellness, panellists include Di Westaway, Jennifer Byrne – Journalist and Wild Women on Top Coastrek Patron, Sue Badyari – CEO, World Expeditions Group, Millie Walker – Coastrek Ambassador and Director Fit 500 and Lucy Bartholomew, Ultra Trail Runner & Adventure Seeker.
You can register to join Wild Women on Top’s Women Health Week celebrations here.